The table is set
...and so our September adventure begins. Our five somewhat jetlagged but super excited guests have arrived safely, hitting the brocante ground running with a trip to one of our favourite secret treasure truffling spots.
As our guests unpack their bags upstairs in the bastide - I wanted to quickly share some photographs of our special table settings for tonights cocktail dinatoire.
The colours of France:
Red ... berries bouquets foraged from a Provencal garden (I've got the thorn pricks to prove it), the deep red of the creme de cassis in our Kir cocktails and of course the very drinkable Chateau Eydins organic red to accompany the dinner...
Blue ... rare antique siphons, hand dyed indigo monogrammed linens, antique printware porcelain de Gien service, faded blue shutters and of course the big blue clear Provencal sky
White ...platters of goats cheese made by friends in Saignon and the homemade ice-cream from the Tinel in Bonnieux.
Corey wouldn't let me take a photograph of her working her magic in the kitchen - but believe me it all looks too good to eat
I can't wait to sit and break baguette and get to know these wonderful women who have trusted us to make an unforgettable week for them...
Bon appetit and join us on our adventures tomorrow